Top 10 Most Anticipated DC Comics Movies



Top 10 Most Anticipated DC Comics Movies

VOICE OVER: Dan Paradis
Script written by Matthew Thomas.

Watch out Marvel; DC's here to play. Join as we count down our picks of the top 10 most anticipated DC comic movies. For this list, we're looking at films that have been announced or confirmed by Warner Bros. and DC to be released in the next few years. Movies by Vertigo Comics, which is a part of DC comics, are also under consideration. It's time for the other guys to shine.

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Script written by Matthew Thomas.

Top 10 Anticipated DC Comics Movies

Watch out Marvel; DC’s here to play. Welcome to, and today we’re counting down our picks of the top 10 most anticipated DC comic book movies.

For this list, we’re looking at films that have been announced or confirmed by Warner Bros. and DC to be released in the next few years. Movies by Vertigo Comics, which is a part of DC comics, are also under consideration.

#10: “The Flash”
Tentative Release: 2018

If they made a version of Mount Rushmore that featured the DC Comics greats, this speedy hero would most likely make the cut. The fastest man in the entire DC universe, the name of the Flash has been a mantle handed down from hero to hero, but he has always remained a character of major importance among the DC elite. Meanwhile, the 2014 announcement that relatively unknown actor Ezra Miller has been cast in the main role has served to whet the appetite Flash fans everywhere as well as anyone who’s seen the immensely talented actor in some of his highly respected past performances.

#9: “The Sandman”
Tentative Release: Unknown

As confirmed by comic book creator Neil Gaiman, an upcoming Sandman film is believed to be in the works, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt attached. Published under DC’s Vertigo imprint, “The Sandman” has served as the standard-bearer and flagship title of the burgeoning brand. Acclaimed for its stunning visuals and beautiful story, the series focuses on Dream, otherwise known as Morpheus, who is the Lord of Dreams, his capture and the growth he experiences as a result. With series regular Wesley Dodds previously appearing in an episode of “Smallville,” it will be interesting to see a big screen adaptation of the superhero in the years to come.

#8: “Shazam!”
Tentative Release: 2019

First brought to the big screen as the star of a film serial all the way back in 1941, it’s safe to say it’s about time Billy Batson’s alter ego got the big budget treatment. A 12-year-old boy who turns himself into the incredibly powerful superhero Captain Marvel by uttering the word “Shazam,” this character’s abilities have even allowed him to go toe to toe with Superman. Meanwhile, the casting of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the hero’s archenemy Black Adam has ramped up anticipation for this film.

#7: “Man of Steel” sequel
Tentative Release: Unknown

Superman is without question one of the most renowned and popular comic book characters created in recent times for a reason. Immensely powerful but all too human in his feeling of isolation and constant attempts to make himself a better man, there is something about him that nearly everyone can relate to and have fun with. Now that the world that he inhabits has been fleshed out and destruction has reigned supreme in the 2013 Zack Snyder-directed flick, we can’t wait to see how the man/alien, his surroundings and the perception of him will shift.

#6: “Aquaman”
Tentative Release: 2018

For many years, Aquaman has been treated as a joke by shows like “Robot Chicken,” and other comedy figures, but the one thing most of those who mock him have in common is that they know nothing about him. Recreated years ago and turned into an utter badass who is among the most powerful characters in all of DC, Aquaman deserves to be treated seriously and brought to the big screen as the badass he is. And when it was confirmed that “Game of Thrones”’ absolute ass-kicking machine Jason Momoa would be taking on the role, we were all a lot more happy and confident that Aquaman will finally be done justice on the silver screen.

#5: “Wonder Woman”
Tentative Release: 2017

Brought to life by actress Lynda Carter in the ‘70s, Wonder Woman is considered one of the most powerful characters in the DC universe and an inspiration to many people worldwide. As the first female superhero character to ever be announced as the lead in a movie, it’s certainly been a long time coming. Set to be directed by Michelle MacLaren, we look forward to seeing what the gorgeous Gal Gadot will bring to a character we’ve known and loved for years in the upcoming superheroine flick.

#4: “Batman” stand-alone
Tentative Release: Unknown

When it comes to Batman, the one word that we most associate him with is cool. A dark character who comes out of the shadows of the night to dole out justice to those who think they’re above it, the Caped Crusader’s had a huge impact on film history – especially during the last few decades. With notable actors like Adam West, Michael Keaton and Christian Bale previously acting under the cowl, and a multitude of animated adaptations as well, we can’t wait to see series newbie Ben Affleck try his hand at the crime stopper.

#3: “Suicide Squad”
Tentative Release: 2016

When Warner Bros. announced the slate of DC live action films they intend to release in the coming years and they got to the “Suicide Squad,” it had a lot of people scratching their heads. However, a film featuring Harley Quinn, the Joker and a team comprised of villains who’ve opted to act as heroes for early prison releases does sound awesome. Add in the casting of Margot Robbie as Harley, Jared Leto as the Joker and Will Smith as Deadshot; and now, we really can’t wait.

#2: “Justice League Part One”
Tentative Release: 2017

Once Marvel proved that it was possible to make a successful movie about a superhero team, everyone was waiting for DC to follow suit. So when they announced their plans for a “Justice League” film, we knew that our prayers had been answered. Bringing together Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman, among others, into one film seemed like a fantasy just a year ago. Now we find ourselves on the precipice of it becoming a reality in a massive film that will be split into two parts released two years apart.

Before we reveal our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
- “Green Lantern”
Tentative Release: 2020
- “Cyborg”
Tentative Release: 2020
- “Lego Batman” spinoff
Tentative Release: 2017

#1: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”
Tentative Release: 2016

It all begins here. Though it may not be the first film in DC Comics’ shared universe, this superhero flick can be considered the one that’ll be starting it all off. Aside from a series of vague Easter eggs scattered throughout various media, there has never been direct contact between DC’s superheroes on the big screen before. For the uninitiated who think it’s a slam-dunk that Supes will destroy the masked man from Gotham, we’re thinking you’ll have another think coming when this film hits a theater near you.

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